Books

Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

I miscounted. I swore I'd written about my top ten DNFs of last year. Turns out I forgot one. (I guess I got too riled up about Payback's a Witch.) My tenth 2021 DNF gets its very own post. Meet Cute Diary, you're up. Apologies in advance to those who liked it. I sure didn't.… Continue reading Top Ten DNFs of 2021: Surprise addendum

Books

Top Ten Least Favorite Books of 2021

I started this new habit of DNFing any book I'm not fully enjoying. Instead of spite-reading a number of one- and two-star books, I DNFed most of them. As such, there were fewer contenders for this year's Least Favorite Books list. I still found some stinkers. These were the worst books I read in 2021.… Continue reading Top Ten Least Favorite Books of 2021

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My Picks for the Goodreads Choice Awards

Someone on TikTok called the Goodreads Choice Awards a popularity contest for books and authors with big marketing budgets. Based on some of this year's winners, I don't disagree. Here are the books I would have selected for this year's Goodreads Choice Awards. Some notes Each of the following winners is a book I read… Continue reading My Picks for the Goodreads Choice Awards

Books, Real Life

November Wrap-up: Turning the corner

Happy December! As always, I'm not quite sure how we got here! Last month was jam-packed with write-ins, family dinners, and karaoke. It was so packed I'm going to start with some life updates. Life Updates I got my first tattoo. Don't worry about it. Originally, my writing group had talked about getting matching tattoos.… Continue reading November Wrap-up: Turning the corner

Books, Movies

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books to Read if You Liked The Last Jedi

This is the Top Ten Tuesday topic I have been waiting for my whole life. I suspect Rian Johnson reads (and possibly writes) fanfiction. That man hit a number of comforting fanfic beats in his movie and I LOVED it. He also produced some VERY GOOD ACTION SCENES. TLJ felt epic to me in a… Continue reading TOP TEN TUESDAY: Books to Read if You Liked The Last Jedi

Books, Real Life

October Wrap-Up: Still slumpin’

It's autumn and I am struggling. Pandemic + shorter days + going to school while working full-time tired me out. I DID finish my second editing course. So that's fun. Instead of signing up for my final class right away, I decided to take some time off from school to socialize and read. I was… Continue reading October Wrap-Up: Still slumpin’

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Backlist Books to Keep Me Company During the Great Book Shortage

I have bad news: due to supply chain issues, there is going to be a book shortage. Do I understand it fully? No. Am I afraid? Yes. The shortage is coming, whether we like it or not. You know what that means: It's time to finally read all the backlist books on our TBRs. If… Continue reading Backlist Books to Keep Me Company During the Great Book Shortage

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What Cats Do Book Tag

I needed a new book tag to honor the latest crop of books I've finished. While I don't own a cat, I still wanted to talk about What Cats Do (according to Kate @ MeltingPotsandOtherCalamities.) Zezee @ Zezee with Books packed her answers with great fantasy recs and talked about her unexpected kitty roommates. Go… Continue reading What Cats Do Book Tag

Books, Computer games, Dating simulators

Stardew Valley Singles Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

By now, I've made my feelings about the Stardew Valley singles perfectly clear. I'd like to belabor the point with an original book tag. Take a look at my prompts! The rules are simple: Answer each promptTell me your favorite Stardew Valley characterTag some friendsLink back to the creator's blog when you publish your post… Continue reading Stardew Valley Singles Book Tag (ORIGINAL)

Books, Real Life

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2021

I GUESS IT'S (almost) JULY NOW. I set a 175-book goal for 2021. So far, I've read 120 books. In other words, I've completed 69% of my goal and am ahead by 34 books. Math is wild! This post summarizes my reading accomplishments thus far. Best book read so far One Last Stop is my… Continue reading Mid-Year Freak Out Tag 2021